BAM Ireland has been selected as main contractor for €100m Newmarket Square development in Dublin, Ireland.

The project will be developed on the site of the former IDA Ireland Small Business Centre in the historic Liberties area of the city centre.

The new 29,570m2 mixed-use development will include a 151-bed hotel and 413 apartments.

It will include a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and will serve the demand for accommodation in Dublin’s private rented sector.

The 151-bedroom hotel will be constructed on the west portion of the site and will be operated by Premier Inn. It will also include a bar, restaurant, a café and public areas.

Amenities at the Newmarket Square development will include a cinema, an artist studio, a gym, café / lounge, multi-purpose rooms, retail space on street level along with ample bike and car parking spaces at basement level.

More than 1,925m2 of landscaped communal spaces including spa terrace, a biodiversity terrace, a communal courtyard, and a new public walkway through the site from Newmarket Square to St. Luke’s Avenue will also be included.

Construction work on the project is expected to be completed in 2023.

BAM Ireland CEO Theo Cullinane said: “We are delighted to deliver this important project which will greatly contribute to the regeneration of Newmarket Square, bringing with it an enhanced streetscape, vibrant economy and long-term social benefits.

“Moving forward with this project is particularly exciting considering the full return of the construction sector and we look forward to getting back to delivering much-needed new homes, while continuing to ensure the highest standards of safety on all of our sites.”


The former IDA Ireland Small Business Centre will be transformed into a new 29,570m2 mixed-use development. Credit: BAM.